Rap and hip hop to lure young people to Buddhism

Rap and hip hop to lure young people to Buddhism - TNA, February 19, 2005
...In part a desperate bid on the part of a government concerned that the popularity of Valentine's Day has eclipsed that of festivals like Makabucha – the day celebrating the Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death – the ministry is to organize a concert on 23 February that will seek to define a new genre of ‘Dhamma Rap’.
Doing away with the often violent and misogynist lyrics associated with rap, the new genre will focus on compassion, sharing and the ability to let go of material possessions...
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